Are you looking for a show-stopping dish for your next dinner party? Look no further than the elegant stuffed chicken roulade. This dish may look complex, but it’s actually quite simple to prepare. Plus, it’s sure to impress your guests.
The stuffed chicken roulade has been a staple in European cuisine for centuries. The word “roulade” comes from the French word “rouler,” which means “to roll.” This dish typically consists of a thin slice of meat, often beef or veal, rolled around a filling and then cooked.
Our version of the roulade utilizes boneless, skinless chicken breasts as the base. The flattened chicken breasts are then stuffed with a flavorful mixture of spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and fresh basil. This filling adds an earthy richness to the chicken, making it much more flavorful than a plain chicken breast.
Once the chicken breasts are stuffed, they are rolled up and secured with either toothpicks or kitchen twine. This step ensures that the filling stays inside the chicken while it cooks. After browning the roulades on all sides, they are baked in the oven until tender and juicy.
Not only is the stuffed chicken roulade delicious, it’s also a great source of protein and important nutrients. By using chicken breasts, this dish is low in fat and calories, making it a healthier option for those watching their waistlines.
So the next time you want to impress your guests or simply treat yourself to a special dinner, give our stuffed chicken roulade a try. Your taste buds will be thanking you.